Fake DMCA complaints, DDoS threats lead to BazaLoader malware


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Aug 17, 2014
Cybercriminals behind the BazaLoader malware came up with a new lure to trick website owners into opening malicious files: fake notifications about the site being engaged in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
The messages contain a legal threat and a file stored in a Google Drive folder that allegedly provides evidence of the source of the attack.

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The DDoS theme is a variation of another lure, a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement complaint linking to a file that supposedly contains evidence about stealing images.
In submissions seen by BleepingComputer, the threat actor used Firebase URLs to push BazaLoader. The goal is the same though: use contact forms to deliver BazaLoader malware that often drops Cobalt Strike, which can lead to data theft or a ransomware attack.

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